Fotofestiwal 2018

Dornith Doherty

Human nature

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch of almost 192 million pounds worth of marine debris is floating somewhere in the ocean between California and the Hawaiian Islands. The patch five the size of Poland causes the extinction of over 5 thousand animal species a year. It has already wiped out over 95 per cent of the organisms in the Great Barrier Reef.

Within the next couple of years, we will most probably witness the death of the entire coral reef. An exponential number of research lends credence to the irreversible human impact on the current state of the environment. In the wake of the eighteenth century agricultural revolution, humanity has established its dominance over animals, nature and its resources. As a result, some experts argue that we already live in the so called Anthropocene- the human epoch- although a scientific debate about the actual gravity of our environmental footprint on earth, which would justify its announcement, remains unresolved. Nevertheless, the Anthropocene has not only become an environmental and humanist buzzword, but also a point of reference for many contemporary artists.




Fotofestiwal June 21st - July 1st

31 maj

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Hanna Musiałek, Jan Kazimierz Barnaś

The Beginning

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Marta Pęczak, Magdalena Czyżewska, Magda Krześlak


Opening of accompanying exhibition


Dawid Furkot

Self-tanning cream

Opening of accompanying exhibition

Meeting with the author


Hanna Musiałek, Jan Kazimierz Barnaś

The Beginning

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Konrad Kuzyszyn



Dominika Sadowska

Exhibitions View

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Salon of Photography: Salon

group show of the Lodz Film School’s teachers, students and graduates

Grand Opening


Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2018 and Photographic Publication of the Year winners announcements, opening of "Human Nature" exhibitions


"Acts of disappearance" opening with CATARATA live performance

Film programme


Minute Bodies: The intimate world of Percy F. Smith, open air screening


12:00 - 16:00

Presentations of reviewers and photographers, ENG

(open to the public

16:00 - 17:00

Portfolio Review, PHOTO-MATCHing

A meeting of reviewers and photographers. Admission only for registered participants, ENG

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Group show of the Photography Faculty’s students at the Lodz Film School,

Salon of Photography: /fʌs/


Małgorzata Stankiewicz

Cry of en Echo

Urban space


Fuseum of Motography from Brussels

interactive installation, ENG

Meeting with artists

Night of Photography

22:30 - 01:00

Finalists of Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2018

22:30 - 01:00

Futures Talents selected by curators of the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg

22:30 - 01:00

Futures Talents chosen by the curators of the Capa Center in Budapest + winners of the Lens Culture competition

22:30 - 01:00

Photo salons: Snapshot by Film School in Łódź


Final of the Night of Photography: 00:00 Talents Futures selected by Fotofestiwal

(after the end of the screenings we invite you to the Niebostan patio – DJ Jerem will play)

Film programme


Birds, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1963, 119’

Fotofestiwal KIDS

11:00 - 13:00

The magic of the photo darkroom – two precious techniques: heliography and cyanotype (7-14 years)


11:00 - 16:00

Portfolio review, PHOTO-MATCH

admission only for registered participants. ENG

One-on-one 10 minute meeting with artists


Anouk Kruithof, ENG

The meeting is canceled! We sincerely apologize


Robert Zhao Renhui, ENG

Curator's walk

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Group show of the Lodz Film School’s students and graduates

Salon of Photography: Volumes and Other Birds Alike


Mateusz Kowalik, Still Far Away From Paradise (FF Gallery)

Leica Oskar Barnack Award: Winner: Terje Abusdal; Newcomer: Sergey Melnitchenko (FF Gallery)

Huber Humka, Death Landscapes (Imaginarium Gallery)

Film programme


Nature and film: The Ancient Woods/ Sengire, dir. Mindaugas Survila

+ Black Line/ Ligne Noir, dir. Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi



Wojciech Plewiński, Lavanderia Italiana - Italian Laundry



Future scenarios: Rethinking the narrative of climate change

with the participation of Lena Dobrowolska, Teo Ormond-Skeaping, dr. Katarzyna Przepiał-Borysiak, Paweł Szypulski, ENG

Urban space

10:00 - 14:00

Power Photo Day – Photowalk with Veolia

Fotofestiwal KIDS

10:30 - 12:00

Underwater galaxies workshop with elements of guided tours of the exhibition Mandy Barker (4-6 years)

11:00 - 13:00

Photos in the color of the sky, or how to compose your own cyanotype (7-14 years


Interactive installation


Fuseum of Motography from Brussels, ENG

Curator's walk

Meeting with artists


Mandy Barker, Peggy Sue Amison, ENG

Photobook premiere


Hubert Humka, Death Landscapes

Film programme


Master and Tatiana/ Meistras Ir Tatjana, dir. Giedre Zickyte, Lithuania 2016, 84’

+ Q&A with the director and Ieva Meilutė-Svinkūnienė

Closing of accompanying exhibition

Film programme


Bestiary/ Bestiaire, dir. Denis Côté, France, Canada 2012, 72’

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Szymon Kobusiński


Open day for students and employees of the University of Lodz

Film programme


The Wild Parrots of the Telegraph Hill, dir. Judy Iving, USA 2003, 83’

Film programme


Walkabout, dir. Nicolas Roeg, Australia 1971, 100’



Lecture and discussion, The (R)evolution of cities – from sustainability to urban intelligence, dr Dorota Sikora-Fernandez

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Jan Rogalo

There is no private paradise: The Un-Photographic Landscape

Film programme


Planet Earth II (ep. I and VI), BBC Studios, UK 2016



Lecture, Ecocity. Nature in the city from the residents’ point of view, prof. Jakub Kronenberg and mgr Karolina Koprowska


Lecture and discussion, Smog kills us – how to live?, prof. Witold Ciesielski

Film programme


Genesis 2.0, dir. Christian Frey, Switzerland, Russia, South Korea, USA 2018, 113’

Guided tour with the author


Hubert Humka "Death Landscapes"

Fotofestiwal KIDS

10:30 - 12:30

What is ordinary and unusual, workshop with elements of guided tours of the exhibitions Mandy Barker and Dornith Doherty (7-9 years

13:00 - 14:30

Family urban game – watching shows for families with children 6-10 years

16:00 - 18:00

Magic dark photographic – noble techniques heliography and cyanotype (15-19 years) - WORKSHOP CANCELED

Instant photography workshops


54 x 86mm x city, Dawid Furkot

admission free, previous registration

Meeting with artists

Film programme


Instant Dreams, dir. Willem Baptist, Netherlands 2017, 92’, Film Premiere


The Food of the Gods, dir. Bert I. Gordon, USA 1976, 88’

Opening of accompanying exhibition


Magdalena Czyżewska, Anita Osuch


Closing of accompanying exhibition


Tomasz Smolarski




FotoFunkostan: DJ WtymSęk, Sęk & Sushkin, Efebo, Matyz i Cider

entry with the Fotofestiwal pass/ticket or PLN 10

Instant photography workshops


54 x 86mm x miasto, Dawid Furkot, free admission, registration



A day with the idea of ​​Zero Waste and Food Sharing:

13:00 – 16:30 information point, I’m not wasting !, an informal association Zero Waste Łódź

13:00 – 16:30, open cooking workshops, Vege Cuisine for everyone, Dominika Czapska (Meine Schweine)

17:00, workshop discussion Zero Waste for beginners, dr. Agata Rudnicka.

Film programme


Crosscurrent/ Chang Jiang Tu, dir. Yang Chao, China 2016, 116’


Faces Places/ Visages Villages, dir. Agnès Varda, France 2017, 89’


OFF Piotrkowska, festival center, OFF Gallery

Piotrkowska 138/140 St

Opening: 22.06, 18:00; 23.06-28.06: 14-21

Manufaktura Square

Karskiego 5

happening: 23.06/24.06, opening: 23.06 g. 13:13

Lavanderia Italiana - Włoskie Pranie, exhibition of photographs by Wojciech Plewiński

Aleja Artura Rubinsteina

Aleja Artura Rubinsteina

Tłustym Drukiem Gallery

Więckowskiego 18

21.06-01.07, Monday-Friday: 10-19, Saturday-Sunday. 11-19; closing: 30.06, - 20:00


Piłsudskiego 135 St, entrance A2, III floor, room 410

opening 30.06, 30.06-1.07: 13:00-19:00

Opus Film Gallery

Łąkowa 29 St

opening: 25.06, 19:00, 26.06- 31.08. Monday- Friday: 9-18

Power Plant EC3

Dom Fotografii

Przędzalniana 67/4 St

Ośrodek Propagandy Sztuki

Sienkiewicza 44 St (Sienkiewicza Park)

Opening: 21.06., Open until 01.09; Tuesday-Friday: 11-18, Saturday-Sunday: 11-17; Monday: closed

Punkt Odbioru Sztuki

Struga 90 St

Opening: 20.06., 21.06.-01.07. :14-20; 2.07.-22.07, Thursday-Sunday: 14-18

CH-R Sukcesja

Politechniki 1 St, art workshop, local 0.24, level 0

Opening: 15.06, 16-17.06: 12-20, 21-24.06.: 11-21, 25.06.-01.07.:12-19, 18-20.06. – exhibition possible to view by phone appointment - 517-465-997

Palm house of the Botanical Garden in Łódź

Piłsudskiego 61 St

Opening: 15.06., 18:00; Tuesday-Sunday:10-18, until 1.07.2018

Museum of the City of Lodz

Sala lustrzana, Ogrodowa 15 St

Exhibition opening: 15.06., 17:00, 16.06-01.07., Monday: closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 10-16, Friday-Sunday: 12-18; admission to the exhibition paid according to the Museum price list

Anna’s Bar

Tuwima 1 St

Opening: 14.06, 18:00, 15.06-01.07: 11-22

Łódź Film School

Nowe Media building, I floor, Targowa 61/63 St

Opening: 22.06, 17:00; 23.06-30.08, Monday-Friday: 10-20

Art Book Museum

Tymienieckiego 24 St

Opening: 23.06., until 01.07.; 10-18

Aleja Schillera (near Piotrkowska St)

Schillera passage

Exhibition opening: June 22, 6 pm.

Vienna House Andel’s Łódź

Ogrodowa 17 St

Opening: 23.06., 19:00; 24.06-01.07: 10-22

Wschodnia Gallery

Wschodnia 29/3 St

Exhibition opening: 09.06, 20:00, 10.06-24.06.: Monday-Friday, 17-19 or by phone: 793 434 420

FF Gallery & Imaginarium

Traugutta 18

Opening 23.06, 18:00; 24.06-07.07; Sat-Sun: 12-18; Tue-Fri 14-18; Mon: nieczynne

Academy of Fine Arts (Kobro and Mała Czarna Gallery)

Wojska Polskiego 121 St

Kobro - opening 01.06; 02.06, Mon-Fri: 10:30-14; Sat-Sun: 12-18; closing 24.06, 18:00 | Mała Czarna - room 108, opening 22.06, 19:30; 23.06-11.07, Mon-Fri: 11-18

Olimpus Gallery

Kościuszki 24 St

opening 20.06 - 18:00; 23.06-24.06: 12-16; 30.06: 12-16; 01.07: closed

Pod Napięciem Gallery

Stefanowskiego 18/22 St (building a10)

opening 05.06; 06.06-16.09, open during University's working hours

Dom Literatury

Roosevelta 17 St

opening 22.06, 20:00; 23.06-01.07: 12-20

Przestrzeń Robocza

Wólczańska 226/3 St

opening 28.06, 18:00; 29.06-01.07: 12-18

Jan Rogalo, There is no private paradise: The Un-Photographic Landscape

Practical Information

Festival centres


Lodz, Tymienieckiego 3
tel.: 699 847 653 (active from 1.06)


Lodz, Piotrkowka 138/140
tel.: 699 847 653 (active from 22.06)

Opening hours


Exhibitions, Festival office, BookOff Bookstore 21.06: 19.00-22.00; 22-1.07: 11.00-20.00
Playroom 22.06-1.07: 9.00-20.00
Format Cafe-club 21.06: 18.00-last customer; 22.06-1.07: 9.00-20.00


22.06-01.07: 12.00-20.00; 21.06: closed


SINGLE TICKETS FOR EXHIBITIONS (valid for a given day)
PLN 15 - standard PLN 10 - students, seniors, pensioners free admission - children under 12

The pass entitles you to enter exhibitions at Festival centers: Art_Inkubator and OFF Piotrkowska, meetings, events, film screenings.

What I can see for free and when?

On the opening day of the Festival (21.06), admission to exhibitions at the Art_Inkubator festival center is free, similarly at vernissages of all exhibitions and a meeting with the artists of the Grand Prix at OFF Piotrkowska (22.06)
You do not need a ticket for: slideshows, selected events, selected film screenings and activities in the urban space, most accompanying exhibitions (except Muzeum Miasta Łodzi and Ośrodek Propagandy Sztuki)

26.06 - free admission for students and employees of the University of Lodz, upon presentation of the ID card.


Many accompanying exhibitions are open at unusual hours. Check out the detailed list of accompanying exhibitions. The exhibition at the Museum of the City of Lodz and the Propaganda Art Center is additionally payable.
Film screenings are always in Polish and English language versions.


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